How Much Wattage Can Your Wax/Oil Take?
Have you recently gotten into vaping your hemp? It’s no wonder why this delivery method has gotten so popular. It allows for an incredibly fast onset time as well as a uniquely high potency due to the way in which hemp absorbs into the body when inhaled. The two most popular hemp-based vaping products are wax and oil, with wax being a highly concentrated product while oil is typically less potent, but just as enjoyable.
If you’re totally new to vaping CBD, you need to understand how to operate your vaping setup in a way that preserves the important chemical compounds that you’re trying to get out of the hemp plant. Easily, the most important thing to pay attention to is the wattage of your setup.
The General Rule of Thumb
Most people vape their CBD oil or wax using a cartridge and a CBD vape pen, which is a small, low-powered vaping device that’s designed just for hemp products. Those that offer variable wattage options seem to operate best at 5 watts, and no more than 7. Many users report that going above 7 watts burns the flavor while ruining the compounds. It’s always best for users to start with the lowest wattage option available, and work their way up gradually and carefully until they find their sweet spot. Never start at the highest setting and work your way down, as this will likely run your oil or wax.
Factors That Determine the Maximum Wattage for Wax and Oil
There are some factors that can alter what’s considered ideal for vaping wax and oil in terms of wattage.
#1: Your Personal Preferences
Vaping is a largely subjective endeavor, meaning that no two people have the same sweet spot. That’s why you should experiment with different wattage settings to determine which one best satisfies your needs. Again, to do this, you should start with the lowest option and increase it slowly and incrementally. Higher wattage levels allow you to take in more compounds per puff, so know that increasing the wattage level means increasing the potency of each hit.
#2: The Vaping Device
The vaping device you’re using also determines the maximum wattage appropriate for your wax and oil. Nowadays, there are devices on the market that are more complex and high-powered than standard vape pens. These ones can be used at higher wattage levels because they utilize mechanisms that prevent the wax or oil from burning at such a high output. But, what’s important is that you check through the user manual that comes with these devices, as they will likely give you an idea of what the maximum wattage level should be. Some devices, amazingly, can vaporize oil or wax perfectly at up to 30 watts.
#3: The Coil
The coil also makes a difference. There’s an important relationship between the wattage level and the coil’s resistance level. The lower the resistance level of the coil, the higher the wattage level can be without burning the wax or oil. But, bear in mind that if you’re using a pre-filled wax or oil cartridge, you cannot adjust the coil, and trying to can damage your vaping setup.
Just Be Careful Turning Up the Watts
The wattage at which your vaporizer is set can make or break your experience. Unfortunately, setting your wattage too high runs the risk of burning the compounds you’re trying to take into your body, rendering the oil or wax useless. Use this guide to know which wattage is ideal for your setup.
What wattage should you be vaping CBD at?
What wattage is the best wattage to vape CBD? We get asked this question all the time and it’s not such a simple answer.
What’s important to remember when vaping CBD is that you don’t want to crank up your wattage very high; this is because the coil will get too hot and you’ll end up burning the CBD. When this happens you are essentially wasting your CBD product. Also, when you burn the CBD you won’t receive any of its benefits.
We recommend keeping your wattage between 5 – 15 watts for the best vaping experience. This will also insure that you are getting the most out of your vape-able CBD product.
To find the perfect wattage for you to vape CBD we recommend the to adjust-to-taste method. This means for you to start your wattage low, maybe at 5 watts. From there you can judge whether or not you like the amount of power and flavor.
If you are not satisfied, turn it up to 10 watts and start the process over. Do this until you reach a wattage that you like and just keep it there. However, be sure not to pass 15 watts.
Adjust To Taste Method Checklist:
- Is it satisfying?
- Do I like the flavor?
- Am I still within the safety range between 5 – 15 watts so that I don’t burn the CBD?
CBD Vape Device
Now, how do you pick the perfect device to use with CBD? When you are shopping around or perhaps digging through all of your existing vape gear, keep in mind that there are many different vaping devices on the market. Also, there exist many tanks, atomizers and cartridges and they all are different.
Since a lot of the sub-ohm tanks on the market today require coil heads that have lower ohms, we recommend you stay away from those. They require a lot more wattage and that is what you don’t want with vape-able CBD. If you really want to use your sub-ohm tank, try and find a coil head that has a higher ohm such as 0.5 or higher.
The best device to use when vaping CBD in our opinion are pod systems and we will tell you why. Pod systems have coils in them that are built with higher ohms such as 1ohm or sometimes even 1.6 ohms.
The higher the ohms, the less wattage you need to power that coil which is exactly what you are looking for when vaping CBD. Pod systems have a battery, and that battery is set to a particular wattage and most of them do not have the ability to adjust that wattage.
The good news is, a lot of these pod systems are only putting out between 10-15 watts and that is plenty of power to get the most out of your favorite vape-able CBD product.
Vaping CBD isn’t too difficult but we wanted to point out a few key points that are important to remember so that you get the most out of the wonderful compound known as CBD.